Aljamain Sterling Says no UFC Execs Contacted Him After Brutal KO Loss
By FCF Staff
Aljamain Sterling understands that he’s not friends with UFC executives, but the bantamweight contender is disappointed that the company’s brass didn’t reach out to him, following his vicious KO loss earlier this month.
Sterling took on Marlon Moraes at UFC FN 123, and he was knocked out by a knee to the jaw in round one. Sterling remained down for some time, but the cameras stayed away from the downed fighter and the broadcast did not offer any substantive updates on his condition.
The New York fighter appeared on the latest “MMA Hour” this week, and during the interview, Sterling reported the following (quote via MMA Fighting):
“Not for nothing, I’ve been getting along a lot better with Sean Shelby and even Dana White himself, obviously it’s a business relationship so I don’t expect these guys to be my friends or my best friends, I don’t look at it like that. But at least a text message to say, ‘Just checking to see if you’re doing OK. Making sure you’re alive.’ I think that’s common courtesy. I’m technically one of your employees, no matter if you want to call it self-employed, I’m still one of your employees. If you were my boss and I didn’t like you, I’m still going to check on your well-being, that’s just how I am, but from a human being standpoint I think that would have been a cool thing to wake up to.”
The 28 year-old also relayed that he plans to take some time to recover from the loss, and from a busy, four fight, 2017 campaign.